Following on from previous updates to the Airpods at the end of last year, Apple have announced two new updates are coming in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The update coming towards the end of this year will feature improved Siri functionality. With the old pods having to be touched to engage with Siri, the new update will allow for voice activation by using saying “Hey Siri”.
The 2019 update will see the Airpods being made waterproof, allowing the pods to be able to be used in the rain and withstand splashes. However, they won’t be able to fully submerged so you won’t be taking these into the pool anytime soon.